Archive | Book Selling

Stepping through the looking glass with Tracee Lydia Garner

October 23 will be a big day for me. I’ll be “stepping through the looking glass” with author Tracee Lydia Garner at Northern Virginia Community College at an event sponsored by the campus Partners’ Club, a group dedicated to promoting disability awareness. Tracee and I will be discussing writing and publishing, but our primary focus […]

Continue Reading 0

How Not To Make New Year’s Resolutions & My Writing Goals for 2014

If you missed my past blog posts on this theme, I hope you’ll give this one a read. The problem with most resolutions is that they’re typically open-ended. “I resolve to lose weight in 2014.” That kind of resolution is doomed to fail because it lacks a target and a time period. Better is: “I […]

Continue Reading 2

Yes, Barbara, Rejection is Good for the Writer’s Soul

Barbara Rogan is correct in her recent In Cold Ink blog post: “Rejection: Good for the Writer’s Soul?” when she states self-publishing writers produce less than excellent work in large part because there are no gatekeepers that prevent them from publishing before their work has achieved the standard of the traditionally published works they compete […]

Continue Reading 0

Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads: Not Good for Authors or Readers

Goodreads–the social networking site that allows authors and readers to rank, discuss and share books–has agreed to be purchased by Amazon, the world’s largest book seller. What prompted the sale is likely the fact that Goodreads was exploring opening a bookstore. Amazon already owns Shelfari one of Goodreads’ competitors, which means there is no longer […]

Continue Reading 0